Carry On
Lisa Stansfield Lyrics


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This world will take me
Never to forsake me
Would never ever make me
Do it all on my own

Lately I've been feeling on the low
I can't pretend he's gone
But baby, if you got to go


It's something you should know

I will carry on
I'll take it as it comes
I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one
And I will carry one
I'll take it as it comes
I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one
I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one

And I wonder at the spell you put me under
You tear my world apart
And then you let me go

Lately, I've been feeling kind of cold
Like this world is growing older
But baby, if you got to go
It's something you should know

I will carry on
I'll take it as it comes
I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one
And I will carry one
I'll take it as it comes
I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one
I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one

Love me but before you say goodbye
Just look me in the eye
I might cry but I won't

I will carry on
I'll take it as it comes
I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one
And I will carry one
I'll take it as it comes

I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one
I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Carry On by Lisa Stansfield are an insightful reflection on resilience and the aftermath of a break-up. The singer acknowledges that the world may not be kind to her, but it will never forsake her. She knows that she can’t pretend her lover hasn’t left her, but she chooses to carry on and take life one step at a time. She expresses her wonder at the powerful spell her lover cast on her, tearing her world apart and leaving her feeling cold. Despite this, she chooses to look her lover in the eye and asks them to love her, even if they must say goodbye. She acknowledges that she may cry, but she will continue to carry on.


The chorus in particular underscores the message of the song, expressing the idea that life is full of ups and downs and that we must carry on no matter what happens. The act of carrying on is portrayed as simple and straightforward - she will keep putting one foot in front of the other, and take life as it comes, step by step.


Overall, Carry On is a powerful reflection on resilience and the human ability to persevere in the face of adversity. Through her lyrics, Lisa Stansfield reminds us that we all have the strength within us to carry on, even when life seems to be falling apart.


Line by Line Meaning

This world will take me
The world will not abandon me, it will continue to exist with or without me.


Never to forsake me
The world will never abandon or leave me completely alone.


Would never ever make me
The world will not intentionally harm me.


Do it all on my own
I am not expected to do everything on my own, the world has my back.


Lately I've been feeling on the low
I have recently been experiencing sadness or depression.


I can't pretend he's gone
I cannot deny or ignore the fact that this person is no longer here.


But baby, if you got to go
But if you have to leave.


It's something you should know
I want you to be aware or informed of something.


I will carry on
I will continue to live and move forward.


I'll take it as it comes
I will face whatever challenges or obstacles come my way.


I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other one
I will keep moving forward, one step at a time.


And I wonder at the spell you put me under
I am amazed by the way you had an effect on me.


You tear my world apart
You destroy the structure and stability of my world.


And then you let me go
And then you leave me alone, without any explanation or closure.


Lately, I've been feeling kind of cold
I have been feeling emotionally distant or indifferent.


Like this world is growing older
I feel like the world is no longer as fresh or exciting as it once was.


Love me but before you say goodbye
If you still love me, before you leave.


Just look me in the eye
Simply make eye contact with me.


I might cry but I won't
I may become emotional, but I will not collapse or give up.




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Rocio Martinez Ornelas

Maravillosa!! Por favor no dejes de cantar

Donald Mcwhorter

thank you lord, new music from Lisa Stansfield, thank you thank you thank you. Love it

diego josé gonzález villamarín

Esta canción me atrapó, siempre estado enamorado de esta bella inglesa desde la década de los 80 no importa su edad (yo tengo 54), esta canción suena como la música disco, guau, This song caught me, I've always been in love with this English beauty since the 80's no matter how old I am (I'm 54), this song sounds like disco music, wow,

Sidonie Jansson

One of the best female voices!

Daniel Arbaiza

Lisa Stansfield is the first to my ears and eyes - and then the others ... enjoy so much her songs. 

PLP Pierre-Luc

:-)

La Dichiarazione

Finally! This is what I call MUSIC! Lisa keep on rocking!

Brett Buchanan

love this new song.  she's as fab as ever!

Boulevardwheels

She has so much style & class. Today's artists cannot even come close...

LMmccallL57

In the past few months, I've listened to some of my favorite songs by Lisa and wondered if she'd be making a comeback. I hadn't heard anything until a friend made it known, today. I'm so glad she's back.
Do your thing, Lisa!  :D

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